Krater - Collector's Edition
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Krater - Collector's Edition includes:
Dr Cerebro Pack
Krater is a squad based roleplaying game set in a colorful post-apocalyptic world. It combines the combat mechanics of action-rpgs with the top-down view of the classic old-school RPG and RTS games.
The game brings you far into the future of a post-apocalyptic Sweden. Once home to IKEA, Vikings and Minecraft, today its primitive inhabitants scavenge the broken overgrown world for technological artifacts.
At the rim of an impact site known as the Krater, three factions vie for control over the wound opening up into the world below. Consisting of an endless series of caves and tunnels filled with old world treasures and perils, the Underside stretches into the depths of the fallen Swedish civilization.
You arrive at the Krater with your team of freelancers to take part in the goldrush where people come back rich or don’t come back at all.
No matter how deep you crawl, there is always more to explore in an open game world where randomized dungeons and events are combined with more than 60 thoroughly designed locations and 200+ quests in order to create a vast gaming experience. Locations range from small settlements with a handful of struggling inhabitants to large urban areas like Solside City, a sprawling regional HUB where you’ll find all sorts of NPCs and services.
Uniquely Persistent Characters!
Watch your team of odd personalities evolve as they level up and gain new abilities, stat increases and equipment, but also...
Face the Consequences!
Your characters must cope with the dangers of Krater - if not they will face the threat of permanent injuries or even death.
From items, weapons, and gear to the abilities and powers of your characters, you can craft it all with an extensive crafting system.
With the forthcoming coop content update (release date July 10) you will be able to seamlessly blend between the coop and a online singleplayer game - use your characters to explore an open-ended game world in single player, either by following the main story campaign or just free-roaming the Krater (or a mix of both). You can at any time have your team join up with a friend to take on one of the challenging co-op dungeons. All the loot earned and progress made is kept regardless of game mode. And yes, your grinding efforts that you play in the online single player mode prior to July 10 is kept for both the coop and future PvP expansion as well!
The game comes from a long test phase with weekly updates of the Steam build that has improved gameplay, added content or new features. This will continue even after release and you can expect free expansions that add or expand on game mechanics, locations, player characters and enemies.
The game uses the DX11 API (but it also support DX10 hardware) to be able to use beautiful and varied environment and character art. The enemy units are not all simple texture variations on the same model, but sport unique meshes, animation sets and effects to a large extent.
No mandatory connection to an online service!
For those who rather stay clear of online gaming and enjoy playing through the campaign in offline mode there is a fully supported single player offline mode.
undervaluedLluvia4D | May 14, 2013 | See all Lluvia4D's reviews »
good game but somewhat undervalued, it is certainly good buy if you take advantage of a good deal
Really Isn't Worth Itronburgundy | May 5, 2013 | See all ronburgundy's reviews »
This game seems like a cool concept, and a decent overall game from screenshots and gameplay videos. But when you really approach the game and play it for some hours, it becomes a boring left click fest. D2 was a left click fest a lot of the time, but it made left-clicking extremely fun and exhilarating. This game did neither of those things. It's environments are okay, I thought they would be more interesting based on the premise of the game, but again they were not what was expected. It has it's moments, but overall it just really isn't fun to have an ARPG with 3 characters to control.
Interesting take on the ARPGTheWhiteRose | April 17, 2013 | See all TheWhiteRose's reviews »
There's been many ARPGs coming out lately with Diablo 3 chief among though. Unfortunately D3 was poorly made and thus, I found myself searching for something better. I found two great and unique title in Path of Exile and Torchlight 2. And I found a decent one in Krater. It's much more different than the style presented in the above ARPGs, but if you are looking for a unique game, this is right up your alley.
Kraterartropodo | Feb. 20, 2013 | See all artropodo's reviews »
For me this game look like a simple, modern Fallout. You control a party of 3, you can select them from different classes (Tank, DPS, Healer) as you progress you can upgrade them with implant that you found or create, this implant boost their status or their skill. You go around doing different quest, kill this, kill that, find this or that and so on. The quest's are a repetitive but the game still fun. If you like Fallout, and game of that type give a chance to Krater (try the Demo first).
A fun squad based ARPG with a lot to offer.Crazee | Feb. 20, 2013 | See all Crazee's reviews »
Krater is one of my favourite games at the moment. It's a squad based isometric ARPG set in an apocalyptic Sweden.
The graphics are pleasing and the dungeons are about the right size, encouraging exploration without them being too large.
You can change up the members of your squad, and this being the Collectors Edition it comes with the super-awesome Dr. Cerebro. Dr. Cerebro is a mutant healer, who is far superior to the base healers in the game, and therefore a great asset on your adventures!
The combat is great, the skills are fun to use. The game's simple to get into, and playable in short bursts or hours at a time depending on how you feel.
The crafting is simple and the items variance is enough to make it fun without being overwhelming.
So far the co-op capabilities of the game are just missions, hopefully in a future update the whole campaign will be available.
If you enjoy ARPGs, and want something a little different then try this out.
Bottom Line: My sleeper hit of the year.